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In the inaugural episode of the Safe Bet Show, Martin Lycka sits down with Alan Feldman (Distinguished Fellow, Responsible Gaming at UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation) to discuss all things safer gambling.
Drawing upon his upbringing and relocation to Las Vegas, Feldman reflected on his parents’ concerns surrounding the betting industry and the preconception that casinos were both ‘greedy’ and ‘predatory’ entities.
However, Feldman disclosed that once he started working within the industry, he noted a disjointedness between the public conversation about problem gambling and the discussions taking place within the casino walls which were more focused upon responsible play.
The discussion also touches upon the importance of peer-reviewed, scientific research in both identifying and treating problem gambling and how responsible gaming is becoming more and more important.
Martin Lycka, through his work with global gambling operator Entain plc, has been one of the driving forces behind player protection initiatives. In these podcasts, he speaks with some of the leading lights in the battle against problem gambling.
All views expressed in this podcast are personal and do not necessarily represent the views of Entain.